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After your degree 

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, biomedical science is one of the top three subjects for graduate employment. We also know that 97% of our 2016 graduates were in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree. That's because a biomedical science degree can lead to a huge range of different careers, including healthcare, the bioscience industry, education, academia and lost of jobs outside the field.

What job will I get?

Our students leave us equipped for a range of careers paths, including biomedical research, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. Some work at companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, some join the NHS, and some continue their studies in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, dieticians, physiotherapy and teaching.

Graduates also use their degrees in a many occupations outside biomedical science, from finance and accounting, to marketing and publishing, to law and policy.

More about graduate destinations

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Support while you study

As a biomedical science student, you'll get lots of support to help you work out what you want to do after graduation, and the steps you need to take to get there. One of our modules is focussed solely on your career development, and includes guidance on choosing a career paths, as well as practical advice on how to present yourself to impress employers.

The University's Careers Service runs workshops on CV and application writing, job hunting and preparing for interviews. They offer tips tailored to biomedical science students, events where you can meet employers, and opportunities to get work experience while you study. Schemes such as the Sheffield Graduate Award and the Skills for Work Certificate will help you show employers that you're ready for the world of work. The Careers Service will continue to support you for three years after you graduate.

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Postgraduate study

If you're interested in continuing to study biomedical science, we run several masters degree courses and have a range of PhD opportunities available each year.

Masters courses in Biomedical Science

PhD opportunities in Biomedical Science

Louise Moeller

All of my friends on my course are pursuing very different paths, because we all learnt the same core skills but can apply them to our own separate interests.

Louise Moeller, Postgraduate student

Shanice Bailey

The course prepared me for life after graduation by firstly enabling me to develop a firm foundational understanding of biosciences and bench skills. The course also provided the opportunity to conduct a 12-week wet lab project in my final year, giving me experience of working in a laboratory-based environment.

shanice Bailey, Centre for circuits and Behaviour

Work placements

Students on one of our Biomedical Science with a Year in Industry degrees get to spend 12 months at an organisation where they can put their scientific skills into practice. For example, Stefanie Kiew took her placement in the Healthcare Services Business Unit at MSD, one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies.

I have been exposed not only to the pharmaceutical industry, but also the NHS as well as external partners involved in digital health technology. This placement has helped me realise all the different career opportunities available to me and this has enabled me to start developing career goals.

Stefanie Kiew, BSc Biomedical Science with a year in Industry  READ MORE

Stefanie Kiew